MonarchLIVE-A Distance Learning Adventure

MonarchLIVE - A Distance Learning Adventure

The annual migration cycle of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular events in the insect world. Every year, millions of delicate but hardy monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to over-winter in just 12 mountain peaks in Michoacán, Mexico. This magical journey has also been deemed an “endangered natural phenomenon.” Monarchs and their migration are dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American countries – United States, Canada and Mexico.

MonarchLIVE! A Distance Learning Adventure will bring the magic of monarchs and their migration to school children throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through a series of live, interactive, web-based broadcasts and a rich website, the program will help students learn about monarch life history, citizen science and what students can do to help monarchs.